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VP attends graduation ceremony
AL AIN: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Tuesday attended the graduation ceremony of a new batch of the Khalifa Bin Zayed Air College in Al Ain. The graduation ceremony was also attended by Sheikh Tahnoun Bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Ruler’s Representative in Al Ain Region; Sheikh Ahmed Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of
 
 
VP meets retired officers, diplomats
AL AIN: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, met on Tuesday with a number of high-level retired officers from the UAE Armed Forces, along with Arab and foreign diplomats and military attaches of diplomatic missions in the country. Sheikh Tahnoun Bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Ruler’s Representative in Al Ain Region, accompanied His Highness during the meetings,
   
Hamdan Award winners get Dhs2.6m
DUBAI: Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, has awarded the winners of the 2nd Hamdan Bin Mohammed Award for Innovation in Project Management, HBMAIPM. The event took place on Tuesday, on the concluding day of the Dubai International Project Management Forum, DIPMF. Attendees included several dignitaries and top executives of public and private entities.
 
 
Ministry warns against use of antibiotic
DUBAI: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) issued a warning against the use of ‘Fluoracinolone’ antibiotic group. This was with regards to the warning from the US Food and Drug Administration, saying that the oral or intravenous medications may cause mental disorders and low blood sugar. The MOHAP clarified the topical medications, ear drops and eyes are safe. The ministry called on companies producing the drug to
   
UAE participates in Nobel Peace Prize ceremony
OSLO: Hiba Al Junaibi, Acting Chargé d’Affaires at the UAE Embassy in Norway, participated, yesterday, in the Nobel Peace Prize 2018 ceremony, which was held in the Norwegian capital, Oslo. The ceremony was attended by Harald V, King of Norway, Queen Sonia, Crown Prince Haakon, and other members of the Norwegian royal family, as well as Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway, Ine Marie Eriksen S?reide, Norwegian Foreign Minister,
 
 
First UAE girls’ team set for F1 in Schools challenge
DUBAI: Raising the flag for women in motorsports, Dwight School Dubai has submitted the first all-girls’ team from the UAE to the global F1 in Schools challenge. The Grade 9 students – Stella Langenbach, Romy Wegmann, Amber-Rose McCauley, Sofia Langthjem, Leila Taylor-Damouni and Chiara Pistilli – have been tasked with collaborating, designing, analysing, manufacturing and racing a miniature, compressed F1 car of the future.
   
Duke of York opens Masdar Building at Manchester varsity
ABU DHABI: Masdar, the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, has hailed the official opening of the Masdar Building, which houses The University of Manchester’s Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC), as an important step forward in its commitment to advancing clean-tech innovation around the world. Masdar is the principal funder of the purpose-built facility which was unveiled yesterday at a special ceremony by His Royal
 
 
Investor mugs lady for rebuffing brothel
DUBAI: An investor who mugged an unemployed Ethiopian woman after she refused a job offer inside his Dubai brothel was hauled into the court on Tuesday. The Asian investor, 39, lured the woman, 28, into his apartment after convincing her that he got her an employment opportunity. She realised it was a brothel and refused to join the illegal business. He beat her up and decamped with her Dhs4,000 cash and a Dhs1,800 necklace, she
   
Lawyer, client fake waiver to win case
DUBAI: A lawyer and his client battling a dud cheque case forged a waiver to win an acquittal, the Dubai Criminal Court heard on Tuesday. The fugitive Arab lawyer, 37, and his client –an Asian investor, 60- allegedly faked a waiver attributed to an Arab businessman showing the latter waived his complaint in the Dhs120,000 cheque case. They filled in bogus data in Arabic. The lawyer approached an Indian assistant manager, 46,
 
 
Dubai Press Club launches ‘House of Vlogs’ Initiative
DUBAI: Dubai Press Club (DPC) yesterday announced that it is partnering with well-known Emirati travel and food vlogger Peyman Al Awadhi to launch ‘House of Vlogs’, a campaign that will see the world’s top content creators engage in conversations on Dubai’s culture, history and lifestyle. The initiative was launched at the third Arab Social Media Influencers Summit organised by DPC yesterday. The unique campaign brings seven
   
Man empties ex-boss’s restaurant
DUBA: An unemployed man teamed up with vengeful employees to steal almost everything from the restaurant of his ex-employer, a jury heard on Tuesday. The Asian defendant, 35, with the help of fugitive accomplices lifted an oven, a microwave device, a fridge, 6 ACs, 48 chairs and 12 tables from the restaurant in Al Rifa’a area, records showed. They waged robbery campaigns until Oct.21. Prosecutors referred him to the Dubai
 
 
Man accused of faking information on lease documents
FUJAIRAH: The Fujairah Court heard the case of a real estate office owner’s complaint against an Asian. The former complained that the latter had changed the information of the lease without the owner’s knowledge, including the date of the contract and the agreed rent. The court questioned the Asian, who said that he filled the information with the owner’s knowledge. The court adjourned the case.
   
Parking can be paid for desired number of hours via SMS
SHARJAH: The Public Parking Department at Sharjah Municipality announced that people can now reserve their paid municipal parking spaces for more than one hour, through SMS as of Dec.12. Ali Ahmad Abu Gazien, Director of Public Parking Department at Sharjah Municipality stressed on the significance and the convenience of this new service. The car owners can now pay for the parking by sending an SMS to the number 5566 with the
 
 
Ebriez Beach Bazaar calls on fashion vendors
SHARJAH: Sharjah Ladies Club plays host to the fifth edition of adverse fashion event titled ‘Ebriez Beach Bazaar,’ from Dec 18 until 20. Interested participants can now apply to be a part of this immensely charitable event, where collected revenues will be given to “AllamaBilQalam,” an initiative by Sharjah Social Empowerment Foundation which aims to provide orphans access to education. Beginning at 4pm until 10pm, the event will
   
‘Smartphones becoming an integral part of media industry’
SHARJAH: The Sharjah Press Club (SPC), a subsidiary of the Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB), wrapped up on Tuesday a three-day workshop titled ‘Mobile Press,’ held in partnership with Thomson Reuters Foundation with the participation of 15 journalists from various media institutions in the country. The workshop underscored the growing importance of smart phones in media work and their role in the rapid dissemination of
 
 
Woman spits in cabbie’s face, hits cops
DUBAI: An inebriated woman beat and spat in a cabbie’s face as the taxi sped. She battered and insulted police officers investigating the incident, a jury heard on Tuesday. The European employee, 43, faced six counts of assaulting and insulting a cabbie, posing fierce resistance to arrest, pelting a sergeant and a corporal with insults, flipping them off and abusing alcohol. She denied the assault, “I was drunk by then.
   
Gang steals cancer drugs worth Dhs4.2m
SHARJAH: The Sharjah Criminal Court sentenced an Arab to three years in jail and also sentenced in absentia two others to five years after being convicted of stealing cancer drugs worth Dhs4.2 million from a warehouse. The court acquitted six others who were charged with of selling and buying the stolen drugs. According to the official records, the police received a report from the agent of a drug store located in Sharjah
 
 
Girl accuses man of kidnapping, rape
FUJAIRAH: The Fujairah Criminal Court heard the case of a man, of Gulf origin, accused of kidnapping and molesting an Arab girl under duress. According to the official records, the victim filed a complaint with the police. She alleged that the man had kidnapped her and molested her under duress. The police arrested the man and referred him to the public prosecution. He was interrogated and referred to the Court of Law.
   
Environmentalist acquitted of violating privacy
ABU DHABI: The Abu Dhabi Court of Appeal has acquitted a European environmental activist of violating privacy by photographing parts of a beach and posting it on a website. The court also cancelled the incurred fine of Dhs150,000. Previously, a man filed a complaint and accused the activist of photographing his wife, who was walking on the beach, without her permission. The activist often invited volunteers to collect and remove
 
 
Contest winner Shahul Hameed to paint on Waterfront Market walls
DUBAI: The Waterfront Market in partnership with Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts, heritage, and literature, announced on Tuesday, Dec.11 the winning mural and artist of its Mural Painting Competition during an event held at the Waterfront Market in Deira. Judges have chosen the work of the 36-year-old UAE resident Shahul Hameed from India from over 100 submissions and
   
Duo illegally extract girl’s personal data from ministry’s system
ABU DHABI: The Supreme Federal Court overturned the ruling that sentenced a suspect to one month in jail and deportation on charges of conniving with an anonymous suspect to break through the system of the Ministry of the Interior for extracting personal information of a woman. The court ordered the suspect be put to trial again. The victim stated she had found papers of her personal details, which were extracted from the Ministry
 
 
UAE implements 100 humanitarian projects in Yemen during Zayed Year
RED SEA COAST: Over 700,000 Yemenis on the Red Sea Coast benefitted from the services and infrastructure aid provided by the UAE during the Year of Zayed, through its humanitarian arm, the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, which launched 100 projects and sent urgent relief convoys to affected areas. The Emirates News Agency, WAM, is monitoring the UAE’s humanitarian efforts and initiatives in Yemen in 2018. On the development front,
   
Aster conducts successful bariatric surgery on patient weighing 207kg
DUBAI: Aster DM Healthcare, a leading private healthcare services provider in GCC and an emerging player in India, has recorded another successful achievement through Aster CMI Hospital in Bangalore-India by treating an international patient suffering from obesity. Doctors at Aster CMI hospital treated an overweight 51-year-old Sudanese woman by conducting bariatric surgery and enabling her to walk like normal people.
 
 
DPC, MBRSC to develop Social Media Influencers Diploma Programme
DUBAI: Dubai Press Club (DPC) has signed an agreement with the Mohammed Bin Rashid School for Communication of the American University in Dubai (AUD) to jointly develop a Social Media Influencers Diploma Programme. The first of its kind in the region, the Programme seeks to equip UAE-based Arab social media influencers with the strategic communications skills required to represent the UAE on social media. The initiative was
   
Sharjah Girl Guides learn outdoor survival skills ahead of Winter Camp
SHARJAH: Sharjah Girl Guides (SGG) members recently took part in an “adventure workshop,” delivered by Dubai-based adventure superstore Adventure HQ,where they learned essential skills needed to survive - and thrive - in the great outdoors. The event sought to strengthen the girls’ leadership skills, while teaching basic survival and camping know-how, and hone their general team building skills ahead of Winter Camp, taking place
 
 
Festival season starts as fun for children goes into top gear
DUBAI: The winter and the festival season started early for the residents of Dubai and other emirates as many outlets in their respective premises lined up a wide range of activities ahead of Christmas and the New Year holidays. The festival season at Mercato and Town Centre Jumeirah has been a remarkable destination for residents and tourists alike. Like every year, the festive season’s activities are a perfect way to get into t
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